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Insomnia Causes an Symptoms and Natural Home Remedies fot the Treatment of Sleep Disorder

Author: Dr.Steve Buchar

Insomnia is a symptom, not a stand-alone diagnosis or a disease. By definition, insomnia is "difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both" or the perception of poor quality sleep; refer to there you will find the best writing service that will be able to prepare relevant material for you on this topic. Insomnia may therefore be due to inadequate quality or quantity of sleep. Insomnia is not defined by a specific number of hours of sleep that one gets, since individuals vary widely in their sleep needs and practices. Although most of us know what insomnia is and how we feel and perform after one or more sleepless nights, few seek medical advice. Many people remain unaware of the behavioral and medical options available to treat insomnia.

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Causes of Insomnia

1.    Psychological problems that can cause insomnia: depression, anxiety, chronic stress, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder.

2.    Medications that can cause insomnia: antidepressants; cold and flu medications that contain alcohol; pain relievers that contain caffeine (Midol, Excedrin); diuretics, corticosteroids, thyroid hormone, high blood pressure medications.

3.    Medical problems that can cause insomnia: asthma, allergies, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, acid reflux, kidney disease, cancer, or chronic pain.

4.    Sleep disorders that can cause insomnia: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome.

Insomnia Cures

Insomnia treatment can be initiated as soon as the disorder is detected in the individual. Insomnia diagnosis includes a physical examination and evaluation of medical history. Tracking the sleeping patterns and sleep history of the individual can determine weather the person is suffering from sleeplessness. In case of acute insomnia, the patient may not require treatment at all. If sleepless night are making it difficult for the person to work on the next day, the doctor may prescribe some sleeping pills to cure the same. Use of over-the-counter sleeping pills to treat insomnia should be best avoided, as they are known to have adverse effects on the individual's body. In case of chronic insomnia, the treatment is targeted at the treatment of the underlying conditions. In such a scenario, one commonly used measure is cognitive behavioral therapy. More importantly, various relaxation techniques, such as meditation, are also known to provide relief from stress, which is an important factor causing insomnia. Other than this, the person may also have to practice sleep restriction therapy. Herbal remedies for insomnia include the use of herbs like chamomile and Valerian root to treat sleep deprivation. Insomnia in toddlers should only be treated by medications prescribed by the doctor. Over-the-counter medications should never be used on children.

Home Remedies for Insomnia

1.    Drink chamomile tea, lobelia tea or peppermint tea before going to bed as it is good home remedy for insomnia. You can also drink chamomile tea with 1.5 tbsp. honey and a bit of milk. It works, even for kids.

2.    Orange flower can be put in warm water with little sugar as it is the best home remedy for insomnia. Tea made with orange leaf or juice of orange mixed with honey is considered effective to get helpful situation.

3.    Mix 2 tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water. Drink the mixture at night before going to bed. It is helpful to get a sound sleep. This remedy is also helpful for children as they can be given half a spoon of honey with a glass of water.

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10 Responses to Insomnia Causes

  1. Toya R says:

    What causes insomnia? and how can you make it go away?
    I’ve had insomnia for about a while now and mom still doesn’t think i have any sleeping problems so she has refused 2 take me to the doctors. What can i do about my insomnia ? And why do people get it ? what age does insomnia start at? And is there anything to make it go away?

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    • Karamazov says:

      If you drink coffee or soda pop, make sure you stop by Noon, as that is one reason people get insomnia. I’ve had it ona nd off myself from my early teens, so there isn’t any set age where it starts. See a doctor for sleeping pills like Ambien if it continues.

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  2. Brisha says:

    My medication causes insomnia what can I do?
    I have to take medication that causes insomnia and I hardly get any sleep. I usually sleep for about 4 hours a day and until my prescription runs out there is nothing I can do about it. Is there anyway to make myself sleepy?

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    • Gbabyyy85 says:

      Take the natural supplement Melatonin. I just took it 10 minutes ago and I’m already falling asleep. Good luck.

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  3. goth soldier says:

    can a blood test determine what causes insomnia?
    i mean, if you get a blood test, can it tell you what’s causing insomnia?

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    • Lisa A says:

      If the cause is thyroid disease, then a blood test for thyroid hormone levels (free T3 and free T4) will show the cause.

      If the cause is adrenal disease, then you need a pee test.

      If the cause is psychological, then you need a thorough evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist.

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  4. Clandestine Creator says:

    What causes insomnia after inner fire tummo meditation?
    The first time I did tummo meditation… I went 48 hours without any sleep….

    Tonight I practiced it for 3:00 hours… and now it is 3:00 a.m. and I still can’t sleep…. usually I sleep around 10:00 or 11:00 o’clock…. right now I’m not even tired…

    Isn’t this what happens to your body when you are smoking marijuana?

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  5. wannakno says:

    what causes insomnia and what are some ways other than taking meds to fall asleep?
    My son, 26 has been having trouble sleeping. He says that it happens when he knows he has to get up early or when he has alot on his mind. Some days he says he feels he’s not in control of things.

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    • Unlce Waldo says:

      Try Melatonin. You can find over the counter it at health food stores or in some pharmacies. It is not a sedative drug, but helps your natural sleep rhythms. Take it about one hour before bedtime. There are also relaxation techniques you can find online that will help him clear his mind.

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